ABBA fans stunned as band members reunite for 'unbelievable' virtual show

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ABBA have reunited on stage in London after a virtual concert that fans said was 'unbelievable'.

The iconic Swedish group — Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson — came together at ABBA Arena for the world premiere of their new Voyage show.

It was the first time they had been together in the UK in public in years.

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The stunning show features digital versions of the stars, which look like they did in their heyday and make fans feel as if they are seeing them at the height of their fame.

The group members spent weeks dancing and singing together, with motion capture technology helping to create a full show.

(L to R) Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Benny Andersson attending the Abba Voyage digital concert launch at the ABBA Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London. Picture date: Thursday May 26, 2022.
Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Benny Andersson have reunited. (PA)

Fans were blown away by the groundbreaking show.

"ABBA Voyage is incredible," one tweeted. "It’s overwhelming and the creative risks Benny and Bjorn have taken are breathtaking. It’s very emotional and as much about ageing, fragility & loss as about joyfully holding onto youth."

"Unbelievable show!" said another. "The sound, the lights, the ABBAtars. You have to see it to appreciate how truly groundbreaking it is."

jorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad of Abba (Baillie Walsh/PA)
The stars spent weeks getting the show ready. (Baillie Walsh/PA)

One said it was the moment they had been waiting for since they were a child, adding that it was an 'amazing' and 'emotional' show.

"Wow... they look amazing!" posted another person.

"I'm crying for joy now, just to see them 4 together is like a little dream came true."

Critics also gave the show the thumbs up, with The Guardian saying it was “so successful that it’s hard not to imagine other artists following suit”.

The Telegraph gave it four our of five stars and said it was “a mind-blowing celebration of some of the greatest pop music ever made”.

(L to R) Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad attending the Abba Voyage digital concert launch at the ABBA Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London. Picture date: Thursday May 26, 2022.
Fans were amazed by the concert. (PA)

iNews also gave the show four stars and said it was “worth the wait”.

Reviewer Kate Solomon said the concert was “sublime” and “flawless”.

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ABBA formed in 1972 and was known for songs such as Waterloo, The Winner Takes It All and Dancing Queen.

ABBA got together in the 70s. (AFP via Getty Images)
ABBA got together in the 70s. (AFP via Getty Images)

Before their reunion, they last performed together with the original line-up in 1982.

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